There were six Bundesliga games this morning that were all relatively close games. Here is a Bundesliga recap.
Sport-Club Freiburg vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (1-0)
The game started quickly with a shot from Mönchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus. In the second minute, he took a right footed shot from outside the box was blocked.
Two minutes later, Freiburg’s Vincenzo Grifo right-footed shot was too high.
In the first half, Freiburg was able to get only four shots off. But Mönchengladbach got a total of nine shots in during the half.
In the 16 minute Freiburg’s Gian-Luca Waldschmidt was yellow-carded for a bad foul. Six minutes later, Mönchengladbach’s Alassane Pléa also received a yellow. Lukas Kübler and Robin Koch (Freiburg) received a yellow as well. The last yellow of the half was given to Stefan Lainer (Mönchengladbach) for a bad foul.
In the second half, Freiburg turned their play around. They were able to get in a total of ten shots in the second half. Mönchengladbach was only able to get in seven.
In the 58 minute, Freiburg was able to get onto the board when Nils Petersen was able to score. Grifo crossed the ball into the center of the box right after a set-piece. Petersen used the cross to head the ball into the center of the goal.
It was bad news for Mönchengladbach when Pléa received a second yellow in the 67 minute. This left Mönchengladbach with ten men for the rest of the game.
After a close match up, Freiburg pulled through to win the game 1-0.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich (2-4)
Munich got an early foul when Coman was awarded a yellow in the eighth minute of the game.
A minute later, Leverkusen got onto the board with a goal from Alario. He took the ball into the 18 then proceeded to charge the six. He then made a shot near post.
In the 27 minute, Coman came back and scored for Munich. Leverkusen’s keeper was out far in the penalty box and Coman took advantage of that. He lobbed the ball to the far post in between the keeper and the inclosing defender.
Two Leverkusen players (Amiri and Bellarabi) received yellow cards in the first half. Similarly, two Munich players (Robert Lewandowski and Muller) also received yellows in the first half.
Munich finished the half with two goals. In the 42 minute, Goretzka made a great goal in between defenders to the far post. Three minutes later, Gnabry made it 1-3 by a great lob over the keeper. From a long ball that takes a bounce in front of Gnabry, he takes one touch to lob the ball over and score.
In the 66 minute, Lewandowski is able to score. From a cross into the box by Muller, Lewandowski heads the ball into the goal.
Leverkusen player Dragovic receives a yellow in the 74 minute.
In the 89 minute, F. Wirtz is able to give Leverkusen one more goal. Wirtz receives the ball inside the 18. He cuts a defender and while two defenders enclose on him, he takes the shot. He goes for the far top post and makes it in.
The game pushed Munich to secure first place in the league with a 4-2 win.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Mainz (0-2)
In the 41 minute, Mainz player Danny Latza received a yellow for a bad foul.
For the first half, Frankfurt was only able to get in six shots. On the other hand, Mainz got 11 shots, only one of them ending in a goal.
In the 43 minute, Mainz got onto the board when Moussa Niakhaté scored. Daniel Brosinski made a cross following a corner. Niakhaté used that to score high center of the goal with a header.
Mainz player, Taiwo Awoniyi, received a yellow in the 47 minute of the game. Leandro Barreiro Martins also received a yellow in the second half.
Frankfurt had a total of three players (Sebastian Rode, Timothy Chandler and Martin Hinteregger) get a yellow.
In the 77 minute, Mainz closed the game at 2-0. Pierre Kunde took a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (2-2)
In the fifth minute, Düsseldorf got onto the board when Rouwen Hennings scored from close range to the bottom right corner.
Hoffenheim player, Benjamin Hübner, was red-carded for violent behavior.
In the 16 minute, Hoffenheim got onto the board. Munas Dabbur scored after a set piece situation. He was able to be close range and get the ball into the top left corner.
In the 61 minute, Hoffenheim scored again to make it 2-1. Steven Zuber took a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
In the 76 minute, Hennings tied up the game. He converted the penalty with a left-footed shot to the bottom right corner.
The game finished 2-2.
RB Leipzig vs. SC Paderborn (1-1)
In the 27 minute, Leipzig was able to score with Schnick. He receives a square cross from inside the box and gets the ball in on the right post.
In the 43 minute, Leipzig’s Upamecano receives a red card. This left the team a whole half with one man down.
In overtime, Strohdiek was able to tie up the game for Paderborn. The ball was rebounded by Leipzig’s keeper. Strohdiek then took that opportunity to shoot and get the ball into the goal.
Leipzig had 51.5% of the overall game possession. They probably would’ve had more, had they not received a red in the first half.
The game ended 1-1 with 12 shots from Leipzig and 16 from Paderborn.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Hertha Berlin (1-0)
The first half of the game was silent.
In the 57 minute of the game, Dortmund finally scored. Emre Can gets the ball top of the penalty box. He shoots for the bottom right corner and gets it in. This particular play is worth looking up because it was beautifully crafted.
Hertha received only two yellow cards during the game.
Dortmund had 63.8% of the overall game possession. They were also able to get in 13 shots, while Hertha only had four.
The game ended 1-0.